District Governor Tom Schmidt and Denise
2015 - 2016
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Kathy Hegedus
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Grand Haven, MI. 49417

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As we approach Thanksgiving it is a great time to be thankful for what we have and to thank our donors and volunteers for what they have accomplished. Thank you for all you do for Rotary and for The Rotary Foundation. Without your dedication and support, The Rotary Foundation would not be able to help as many people as it does worldwide and in your own back yard.

Rotary will kick-off the holiday season by participating in #GivingTuesday on December 1. This is a global movement for charities and individuals to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Last year, our Foundation raised over $100,000 on #GivingTuesday to fund sustainable, life changing projects. With your support on December 1, we can transform even more lives this year.
You are invited to get involved this #GivingTuesday by making an online donation on December 1. Please visit www.rotary.org/givethegift and see what a gift to the Rotary Foundation can do to make the world a better place.   
We are also pleased to announce that Rotary District 6290 will offer two special opportunities for participation in #GivingTuesday. Here are the details:
  1. Every Rotary club that has 50% or more of their members make a donation on #GivingTuesday will get their club’s name in a drawing where 1,000 recognition points will be given to the winning club to name a Paul Harris Fellow.
  2. Every Rotarian that makes a donation of $100 or more on #GivingTuesday will get their name in a drawing where three names will be drawn for each to receive 1,000 recognition points to name a Paul Harris Fellow. 
Confirmation of your donation is required. When you make the online donation and receive the email receipt from The Rotary Foundation, please forward to Chris Etienne and include your name and your Rotary club’s name.

2015 was the inaugural season for the Healthy Harvest Program; a partnership between Food Rescue, local Rotary Clubs and area farmers to provide locally produced, healthy food to our neighbors in need. Through Healthy Harvest, a team of volunteers, lead by local Rotarians, visited area farms and gathered fresh fruits and vegetables that would have otherwise gone to waste, and Food Rescue transported the donations from the farms to food pantries in the five county Grand Traverse area.

The first of 13 farm/grower visits took place on August 25 and the last on November 3, with seven donors participating in the program.  In total, 12,364 pounds of fresh produce was harvested. The following is a summary of the donations to the program:
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Sarah Sanderson Doyle is spending two years studying and doing research in Peace and Conflict Resolution at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Follow her journey.

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